Toronto Maple Leafs: Should They Trade Jake Gardiner?

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In this week’s roundtable we’re sharing thoughts on whether or not the Toronto Maple Leafs should deal Jake Gardiner.

Q: Should the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Jake Gardiner? Why/Why not?

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Alex Watson

For the moment I think Leafs should hold off on trading Gardiner. Dion Phaneuf looks like he will most definitely be on the move, so the Leafs will need at least one D-man with depth next season.

Gardiner’s form suffered previously because of the obvious friction between him and Carlyle. Under Mike Babcock he could be a different player – plus he is still at a young age where he could develop into the leader that Toronto needs.

Unless a good offer comes in for him, I think the Leafs should stay put.

Next: David Chernish's Thoughts